Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental
illnesses and substance use disorders.
This 8-hour training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
WHAT IT COVERS
• A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health.
• A discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by those in higher education.
• Applying the action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students.
• A review of the mental health resources available on campus and through partnerships in the community.
WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
• Students (at least 18 years of age)
• Faculty members
• Resident advisors
• Campus law enforcement
• Academic advisors
• Campus clergy
• Financial aid employees
• Coaches and athletic personnel